Fig biscuits (also known as “Buccellati” in other parts of Sicily) form part of the confectionery traditions of the west of Sicily, especially in the Agro Ericino and Valderice areas,
and are prepared in the run-up to Christmas. The main ingredient of these delicious biscuits are dried figs, the result of the slow summer drying process of this soft, sweet fruit, harvested when perfectly ripe.
The distinctive feature of fig biscuits is the shape, which is made with a small knife that creates various decorations, after which they are sprinkled with rainbow sprinkles. They are very tasty biscuits and a great gift idea.
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